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MPD Daily Significant Calls 05/30/2019 to 05/31/2019

May 31, 2019 9:44 AM

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The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 05/30/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/31/2019, MPD received 575 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown.  MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

To further break down the 575 calls for service for the past 24 hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (128), East (84), Midtown (83), North (77), South (81), West (71), and Other (51).  Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City.  For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other."

1) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 4:55 am.  Officers responded to the intersection of N Pinckney and E Dayton St for two males fighting in the street.  The suspect (34-year-old AAM) was combative with officers and was transported to the hospital.  The suspect was cited for resisting arrest.  Investigation continuing.  * This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.  

2) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:20 am.  Officers contacted a subject (47-year-old WM) at his residence on Gilbert Rd who was making suicidal statements on Facebook.  Officers requested the assistance of Journey Mental Health staff who then contacted the subject.  No further action was deemed necessary by police.

3) MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash/Adult Arrested Person – 11:30 am.  Officers responded to the intersection of Speedway Rd and Regent St for a two vehicle crash.  Upon identifying one of the drivers, officers determined the driver/suspect (52-year-old WM) had a warrant for his arrest.  The suspect was taken into custody.  Investigation continuing.

4) MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 12:54 pm.  A subject (56-year-old WM) was found deceased in his parked car in the 6500 block of Odana Rd.  Nothing suspicious on scene and no foul play suspected.  Medical examiner on scene.

5) CENTRAL: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 2:13 pm.  Officers responded to the 100 block of N Butler St for a chapter 51 return.  Officers placed the subject (53-year-old AAM) into protective custody and conveyed him to WMHI.

6) EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 4:00 pm.  A mother responded to the north police district station to report her daughter (14-year-old AAF) missing from their residence.  The juvenile was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.  Investigation continuing.

7) NORTH: Battery – 4:32 pm.  A patient/suspect (21-year-old AAM) at UW Hospital East became aggressive with hospital staff.  The suspect pushed a nurse and struck a security officer.  The suspect was charged with battery to an ER worker and disorderly conduct and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

8) EAST: Disturbance – 5:17 pm.  The suspect (15-year-old AAF) and victim (15-year-old AAM) were threatening each other over Facebook prior to the suspect showing up at the victim's residence on Swanton Rd to confront him.  The victim's mother began arguing with the suspect and threatened the suspect with OC spray, at which point the suspect disengaged.  Officers recovered the OC spray from the victim's mother and cited the suspect with disorderly conduct.  Investigation continuing.

9) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:15 pm.  Officers responded to the area of N Blair St and E Gorham St for a physical disturbance between the suspect (42-year-old WM) and victim (UF).  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation.  The suspect attempted to flee the scene on foot.  Officers apprehended the suspect who became combative and damaged a squad car by kicking and headbutting.  The suspect was conveyed to the hospital where he continued to create a disturbance and spat in an officer's eye, requiring a significant exposure protocol.  The suspect was eventually transported to jail with additional charges of discharging bodily fluids and resisting arrest.  Investigation continuing.

10) SOUTH: Disturbance – 11:17 pm.  Officers responded to the 7 Eleven, 2201 S Park St, for a suspect (31-year-old AAF) who reported the victim (32-year-old AAM) had beaten her.  The suspect provided no details about the incident and had no visible injuries.  Officers made contact with the victim who had a bloody lip and a bloody, loose tooth and reported that the suspect had kicked him in the mouth.  Officers discovered the victim had outstanding bail jumping charges.  Once medically cleared, the victim was arrested and transported to jail.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

11) NORTH: Sexual Assault – 11:30 pm.  A victim (26-year-old HF) reported an unknown suspect (HM in his forties), from whom she had accepted a ride, made inappropriate sexual contact with her while in the vehicle.  The victim fled from the vehicle and contacted police.  Investigation continuing.

12) CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:21 am.  A caller to dispatch was concerned about the welfare of a subject (29-year-old WF) who was sitting at the edge of the lake near the end of N Frances St.  Upon officers' arrival, the subject appeared very confused and was unable to respond coherently to officers' questions.  The subject's hair and clothing were soaking wet.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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